MANILA, Philippines – He’s either a shameless, well-trained prevaricator, a repentant truth-teller, or someone caught in between. 57-year-old Edgar Matobato appeared twice before partisan senators who grilled him and tried to assert that his shocking revelations about the infamous Davao Death Squad (DDS) and President Rodrigo Duterte were too incredible to be true. Practically illiterate after completing only Grade 1 many decades ago, he was made to look stupid and inconsistent in his narration of what he knew. The son of a forest ranger who planted coffee and corn to support his family, the short, stocky Edgar with streaks of silver hair showed little traces of a man who had witnessed and even participated in the killing of hundreds of people – many of them criminals who were a menace to Davao. They were drug pushers, snatchers, hold-uppers, land-grabbers, and they all deserved to die, he thought. Edgar took pride in his job. He says his was among ... » Learn More about Edgar Matobato: Liar or truth-teller?
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Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg The approach of National Day, albeit with a postponed National Day Parade , typically heralds the release of local-inspired flavours in the F&B industry. One of the unique infusions of Singaporean flavours in European baking include Nasi Lemak scones by home-based bakery Scones et Beurre that can be enjoyed in comfort of your homes since dining-in is banned until August 18 . Non-classic scone flavours A former pastry chef at French restaurant La Dame de Pic at Raffles Hotel, Elaine Ng, 30, started Scones et Beurre during her break from the restaurant scene due to an arm injury. The Culinary Institute of America graduate has worked in New York City (NYC) and France, albeit in fine dining instead of bakeries. Speaking to Mothership , Ng shared that her penchant for scones originated from her frequent visits to a tea room in NYC called Alice's Tea Cup that offered different scone ... » Learn More about Ex-Raffles Hotel pastry chef sells scones in unique flavours like Nasi Lemak & Earl Grey Fig
SINGAPORE: There are nine types of vadai (deep-fried lentil fritters) on sale at Gina Rajan’s stall at Dunman Food Centre, such as dhal, prawn, vegetable and ikan bilis vadai . They all have one thing in common, according to her. “My vadai is very crispy on the outside, soft on the inside — when you have one bite, you feel like eating more,” the 63-year-old said about the Indian snack made to her late husband’s secret recipe. She has been selling vadai since 1985. Her stall, Gina’s Vadai, has moved multiple times, from its original premises in Geylang Bahru to Simpang Bedok and other locations before it settled in Dunman Food Centre in 2017. It has not been easy to survive this long, she tells the programme On The Red Dot . The couple had even contemplated suicide once, then a phone call changed everything. But with the COVID-19 pandemic now, business is only getting worse for one of Singapore’s oldest vadai brands. IT STARTED AT HOME Gina got ... » Learn More about A ‘miracle’ once saved these hawkers’ lives. Their stall is now battling to survive again
Iconic moment: Charles, Prince of Wales, kisses his bride, Lady Diana Spencer on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 29, 1981, after their wedding PARIS - Their fairy-tale marriage 40 years ago this month was dubbed the "wedding of the century". But for Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer it would all end in tears, recriminations and tragedy, with the after-effects still being felt by the British royals today. Presidents and prime ministers as well as the crowned heads of Europe and beyond streamed into St Paul's Cathedral in London on July 29, 1981 for the ceremony, which was watched on television by 750 million people around the world. Here is an account of the wedding based on AFP reporting of the time. - Love and fanfare - The marriage of Charles, a bachelor of 32, and his 20-year-old blushing bride was a heady mix of "love and protocol", wrote AFP special correspondent Michel Leclercq on the day. The famous kiss from the balcony of Buckingham Palace which was ... » Learn More about Charles and Diana’s ‘wedding of the century’